I got an email last night about a colleague of mine – a guy
I don’t know personally.
He’s a friend of a friend. Of many friends actually.
He’s a young guy – 33 – and he’s facing catastrophic health
issues, which is strange, because he’s incredibly healthy,
and he works in the healthcare field.
He suffered some kind of intestinal perforation and his body
He was literally 24 hours away from death.
I’ll save you the grisly details about the operations, but they
And he’s still not out of the woods yet.
What’s worse is that he has a very young son – less than a
Think about that –
You’re doing everything right from a health perspective and
then you’re struck down in the prime of your life – when you’re
just starting your family and finally have your business going
and are making a difference in the world.
Of course, we’re all praying for him – and we’d appreciate it
if you’d do the same.
Why am I telling you about this?
Many of us take life for granted.
We get stuck in a rut – which is simply a grave with the ends
We end up looking down and in instead of up and out.
Life is meant to be lived, not just survived.
Life is not something to be suffered through.
It’s a journey.
It’s an adventure.
At least it can be.
When I was 16, the summer before my senior year of high
school, I went to visit a girl I had a crush on in middle
school and early high school. She and her family moved to
Michigan after her dad retired from the Air Force.
While there, she and I stopped in to visit her aunt and uncle.
I’ll never forget the scene.
They were both in their lazy-boy recliners, drink in one hand,
cigarette in the other, gray hair, ashen gray complexions,
They barely turned around to say hello.
And my friend said that’s what they did. They’d get home from
work, eat dinner, and sit in front of the TV smoking and drinking.
I’m not passing judgment on them, but I knew right then and
there that’s not how I was going to live my life.
Cause in my book that’s not living.
So what’s the point of this email today?
The point is simple.
Life is shorter than many of us expect.
And you only get one go-round. One chance.
If you haven’t done what you wanted to do or lived your life to
the fullest, I challenge you to get out of your comfort zone.
That’s the beauty of the kettlebell – it’ll help you get out of your
comfort zone or rut.
It’s simple and relatively easy to use.
Workouts can be super-effective and time-efficient.
And better yet, they can help you restore lost physical function
so you can live the life you’ve always dreamed about.
If you’re stuck with a place to start, start simple.
Start with 2 hand swings.
Work up to 100 a day, each day, for the next 30 days.
In as many sets as it takes for however many reps per set.
It might just be the challenge you’ve been looking for – the
one that gets you up off your butt, out of your rut, and gets
you moving forward to the life you want to live.
Never give up.
You have something to give to the world.
People are counting on you.
Finish the race.
Leave nothing behind.
Except a legacy.